May is Get Caught Reading Month, and you can easily catch me in the reading act! And with the April challenges behind me now, I will be doing some more reading this month and sharing those reads with you here.
Get Caught Reading
Why Get Caught Reading
I have expounded on the many benefits of reading many a time on my blog, and on my reading journey as well, so keeping this short and sweet.
Reading helps us even more during these times of social distancing and social isolation. It helps us travel, feel less isolated, enjoy ourselves, relax, and help improve our mental and emotional health.
Get Caught Reading Ideas
Here are a few fun ideas to celebrate this while in social isolation:
- Form a virtual book club with friends and family. Check out e-books from the library; find books which all of you can get/have access to; and use the power of social media and online meeting options to connect.
- Read the book and watch the movie. Compare and contrast the two; have a poll after to decide which one was better (the book, obviously!!); play fun games like ‘who-could-have-played-a-character’ better than the current cast.
- Attempt to write a story based on your favorite book; maybe a prequel, a sequel, or a spin-off! Make it a group attempt to add to the fun and creativity.
- Set aside a half-hour each day to actually get caught reading.
- Take photos each day or every other day or each week, of those (yourself included! you catch reading and share with others!
- Make lists of books, based on different themes. Use the Top Ten Tuesday themes for ideas, if you want.
- Read aloud, taking turns for different parts/characters, and maybe record an audio-book in the process!
- Have a reading scavenger hunt. For example, pick a song (title or a favorite line or more – the whole song), or a nursery rhyme, or the ingredients of a recipe, or a travel itinerary. You get it, the list can be endless. And then attempt to read books to check off the same. Maybe, you pick the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and you could pick books like A Song from Somewhere Else, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Rainbow Fish!
Comic Book Templates
Today would have been National Free Comic Book Day, postponed as we social distance. But, we can still read and create our own comics. Here is my attempt at creating templates for comic book pages. A couple are hand-drawn, while others made using my faithful laptop.
Feel free to download and use, and do let me know if you would love more printables in the future.
A possible use for this one below would be for a cast of characters in the comic book!
And now, the End of this Post
Dear reader, what are you doing to get caught reading? Any ideas I can add to my list above? And I would sincerely love to hear your feedback and comments on my comic book templates and bookmark downloads.